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medicine >>> president obama says it is time to end the online tax free shopping spree. the white house says the president is supporting a new bill that cleared its first hurdle in the senate yesterday and could come up for a full vote this week. it would require all online retailers to collect sales tax. some of the pros and cons are maybe from unexpected places. >> you wouldn't see it. the web sales tax bill has caused opposites to attract. on one side you have senators, a republican and a democrat both supporting it. on the other side arm and arm opposing it. the senate bill is the latest of what are called amazon laws, efforts to capture of what will amount to almost a quarter of a trillion online sales. that computer bought online could be $200 more. shirt and shorts is $20 higher than before with the tax. all of that could equal over $20 billion a year. 45 states are eyeing that revenue. the other five would have to create tax systems from ground zero. the measure has pit big box stores as well as a minority of etail ers. >>> amazon has physical locations in many states so it has
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. there was tax day for the county. this week has any number of other anniversaries. it could have been an attack on boston specifically. it could have been an attack on america generally and this is just where it happened to hit, but in the immediate sense, what happened yesterday was an attack on the highest profile moment of the highest profile event of a relatively pro file culture. the marathoners, the endurers, addictive contenders doing something that's not much like anything else in our culture. marathoners are after a gratification not just delayed, but a form most of us have a hard time believing can be gratifying. but that difference fosters fellowship among marathon runners and that has fostered culture and now, even a whole economy you wouldn't know existed unless you went looking. this is a runner named ambi burrfoot. he won the marathon in 1968. he was less than a mile from the finish yesterday when the explosions put there. it is hard to believe this attack targeted the marathon, but even if it was hit as a symbol of something else, it was hit in a way that mean it is world to a w
th, it must be about taxes ora, it looks like sunni extremist terrorism. keeping the options open, collecting the data and going through it methodically. you always hope the early break, but it absolutely does not always come. >> on some level, i think you're right. acting with an abundance of caution, no the jumping to conclusions is laudable. but it does say something that we don't really know if this is a domestic act or an international act. i don't think it's necessarily, it's definitely not a good thing, that it could be either way. the notion that this could be a home-grown terrorist, a lone wolf terrorist it prompts an examination of the hate and extremist groups in this country. we know about terrorist groups outside the country. it's a testament to how unsettled this world is, how dangerous it is, the number of groups that have mushroomed inside and outside our borders that want to do harm to american innocent citizens, innocents all over the world. >> i agree. the fact that you have more than one group of suspects, that's not good. that's certainly true and it's also ob
cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com to grow or start your business hey. whassup. guten tag. greetings earthlings. what's crackalackin? it's great we express ourselves differently. if we were all the same, life would be boring. so get to know people who aren't like you. you'll appreciate what makes us different. the more you know. tens of thousands of dollars in hidden fees on their 401(k)s?! go to e-trade and roll over your old 401(k)s to a new e-trade retirement account. none of them charge annual fees and all of them offer low cost investments. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >>> what else can you call it but just a shameful day in washington? here are today's top lines. >> we return hom
, the irs is telling boston area tax payers if you missed the tax filing deadline last night, don't worry about it. they'll give extensions. and they have an update on how they plan to do that. boston area only. >> good information to know. tracie potts in washington. thanks for that. >>> people at the scene of explosions are speaking out about what they saw. one witnesses said he could feel the explosions from his feet to his chest. a photographer on the scene shared his story with our own brian williams. he was just half a block away when he first heard the explosion. >> it was just -- it was one of the craziest scenes i've ever seen. nobody knew what to do. half the people were running away. ems was running towards the scene. nobody knew what to do. everyone was in fear. >> this is like a bomb explosion that we hear about in the news in baghdad or israel or some other tragic space in the world. >> it went off, me and him were like -- we were rooting on our friend. and boom. both of us, we've been to afghanistan. we expect that there. >> what went on? everybody went, a bomb. >> the firs
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of people who moved from senator baucus' office to k street. at least 2 aides since 2001 have lobbied on tax issues during the obama administration more than any other current member of purpose. the reason is twofold. one is that senator baucus is the chair of the finance committee, arguably the most powerful committee in the senate. the finance committee, quote, helps dictate how the government raises almost all of its money and spends nearly half of it. the other quality that makes max baucus such a ripe target for lobbying and people with an in to him so valuable is he is not an idealogue. say what you want he is in the center kind of. there is a tool political scientists use to score where lawmakers land on the left/right spectrum. with senators ranked in the 112 itth congress with number one being most liberal baucus landed at 45. only a handful of democrats ranked more conservative. here is max baucus occupying the lonelily and quickly evaporating center of american politics we all pine for, the center we all lament the vanishing of. the problem we all say in washington is we have thes
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are trying to get a handle on, we know the russian fis, foreign intelligence service taxed the fbi and asked them to do investigation on the 26-year-old here. reasonable to believe they ask us to do it here, they may have done it there or may have had a region, a quantum leap there, as jim was talking about, where will you develop those bomb-making skills? you don't go to m.i.t. to learn,build pressure cooker bombs, do you go to the caucuses, do you go to that area of the world where these devices have been used successfully to attack humanity for year upon year upon year. so i think that six-month period, the russians help us in that we may be able to identify who he was working with and gone to perhaps some type of terroristic training, bomb making school. realize the two brothers set some place. they built multiple pressure cooker bombs, built these hand-held devices. they did a lot. we have had fwhoermts u.s. try to blow their underwear up, try to blow their shoes up, try to blow their car up and they weren't successful, thank god. >> you think this goes beyond what they could pick up on
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,000 people arrested each year for marijuana-related offenses. if we tax currently illegal drugs, we could bring in more than $46 billion. two states, colorado and washington, are trying to end the war on drugs by doing what was said long ago. legalize it. warrick wants to allow it to sold and taxed in a way that monitors how alcohol is sold and taxed. it is a little more complicated than that because of a little thing call the federal government. and he is tasked with ill plemting the new law, new law a professor of public policy at ucla and author of "marijuana cost of abuse, cost of control." welcome, mark. you're advising washington state on how to implement their new law. what are you doing? what are you advising? such that the law is implemented and people behave in a way that is responsible? and is not about we want more people to get high but we don't want people who are committing nonviolent offenses to be crimin criminalized? >> right. we don't want hundreds of millions of dollars in washington state going to revenues. i'm not sure what did the report you just quoted, but anybody
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too many." >>> tax-free shopping on the internet could come to an end. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. we could get a senate vote as early as today. >> absolutely. the whole idea is to collect sales tax on all internet purchases so that basically the day of tax-free online shopping could be numbered. the bill would give states authorities to collect sales taxes on purchases which would give state governments as much as $11 billion per year in added revenue and as you know, there are states out there that can use the extra revenue. another interesting side to this story is online retailers for a long time have been able to undercut their noninternet competitors. names like amazon. and obviously brings and mortar retailers feel it will help level the playing field. you would go to best buy and try things out and then go to amazon and buy it for cheaper. >> gas prices are going down. >> the average price for regular gasoline here fell 11 cents a gallon in the past two weeks to 3.54. in fact, average prices have fallen 26 cents from the peak which was back on february
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. that's next. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> politics may have taken a backseat since the tragedy in boston on monday, but congress is moving forward on guns and immigration. votes are scheduled to take place on background checks and eight other amendments to the gun safety reform bill. yesterday the senate as so-called gang of eight ruled out the immigration bill, but reply cass divisions on capitol hill remain stark. gun safety advocates are now in a disparate scramible. this morning senator joe manchin, the amendment's co-sponsor told nbc
, april 15th, tax day, patriots day, the marathon, please be individual dots that investigators will think about. they will be careful to, the media, i include myself in that, now, we want to connect those dots very quickly and say, look. it was pats' day. it might be extremists. these are all individual dots that, at some point, will make sense. but right now, the federal bureau of investigation, the boston police, others in the u.s. government, are really in the process of collecting all of these dots. the date, potential groups that might have made threats before, the forensic information. looking at overseas intelligence. and it's really only after all of those dots are collected, that you very slowly and methodically start to connect them slowly. so, it may very well be that april 15th had some consequence here. it could turn out it had nothing to do with it. this was simply the boston marathon or simply an attack of opportunity. a factor, do we know if it's positive or points in one point or another? not less than 24 hours later. no, we really don't. >> you talk about the dots that n
? >> a surprise and a loss to the senate. he is a key figure in tax reform as well as a variety of other measures and extraordinary distinguished career and a decision probably based on family decision and larger career goals and the desire to focus on areas like taxes and other issues. >> as a connecticut senator does that anger you knowing he could have voted yes knowing ahead oft that vote that he was probably not running for reelection and could have helped effort what would have been something, a major positive reform for gun measures? >> what frustrates, disappoints and angers me is the fact that we had 55 votes in the united states senate as well as 90% of the american people and the vast majority of gun owners all in favor of a common sense proposal to institute background checks, criminal checks on all purchases of firearms in the united states and that measure failed because of a rule that requires 60 votes and because of a handful of senators who were struggling but ultimately did not vote the right way. and i think that the focus going forward has to be on trying to bring those senato
of these dates. this week in recent law enforcement history. waco. columbine. tax day was yesterday. is there some connection there. that was one major theory of law enforcement. another one is the islamic militant jihadi lone wolf. but at this point the boston police spokeswoman just tweeted asking for patience, a sure sign that there isn't a clear lead at this point. >> that's the same feeling you get from white house officials as well. michael isikoff, following the investigation in boston for us, michael, thank you. >>> more than 140 people were injured in the blasts, including several who lost limbs. reports from mass general were that the road to recovery would be long and difficult. >> a number of patients will require repeat operations tomorrow and serial operations over the next couple of days. a lot of the injuries are combined. they're combined boning and soft tissue and vascular injuries and they have to be approached oftentimes in kind after stepwise fashion. >> ron allen is live for us at mass general this morning. ron, if there is one silver lining to any of this, it
to complain about abortion, about taxes, this did happen on tax day in boston, the place of the tea party. or are they trying to protest foreign wars or something. that statement has been completely lost. >> well, clint, that goes to your point about motive. we know that generally, terrorism is often defined in three ways. acts or threats of violence. intended to communicate fear to a wider audience than only the victims affected. then to motive, a religious or political i am a by the perpetrator. we know that the president and fbi investigators are at this as a terrorist incident. from your experience, when the fbi is actually looking at the profiles, can they at this juncture know for a fact that there is a political or economic or religious motive here? cunning that at this stage? >> i don't think we know it at this stage. we know the device. initially we were told it was a small ied, perhaps like a pipe bomb. which you can get that out of an anarchist's cook book. now we're told it was a pressure cooker filled with explosives. that takes us back to september 1976 when a group of croat
-growth tax reform, entitlement reform in a way that preserves and protects medicare and social security. we need to get this done for the american people. if we do it, it means not only getting our spending under control, we will see economic growth. we will see job creation and economic growth. >> now he offered -- he showed a little bit of leg putting in his budget this issue of changing the way social security benefits are calculated and he immediately got slapped down by the head of the republican campaign committee in the house. was that productive? >> look. we've been talking about getting a process to get to a solution and it's got to be bipartisan. he he made a step in the right direction when he talked about starting to address entitlement reform and that's the problem. you've got to find a way where we can come together on a bipartisan basis and do it. his budget still had too much spending and again raising taxes, but at least he opened the door a little bit. we've got to find a way to come together and get this done. >> how do you get members of your own party not to criticize h
sales tax on all online purchases and they've been recruiting users to rally against the measure and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it is due to the falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. betty. >> may be time for a road trip then. >>> thank you. >>> other stories, traveling by air, first day with a 10% slash to the air traffic controller workforce. it's part of the sequester. delays were mostly non eexisten on thursday except for waits around new york and los angeles but the real test begins today. the furloughs last through september and are expected to save 200 million bucks. >>> the u.s. is going after china on cybersecurity and "wall street journal" reports that they're considering several aggressive options to confront them ranging from diplomatic pressure to indicting chinese nationals in u.s. courts. officials tell "the journal" they're not necessarily eminent by demonstrate how >>> top stories of this monday his budget proposes an $800 milli million boost. >>> the atf wants to know what caused
to collect tens of billions of dollars in sales taxes. a final senate vote could come by the end of the week. >>> a campaign to raise funds for boston bombing victim and now double amputee jeff baiman -- bauman has received $600,000 raised in just six days. >>> it's one thing to blow your days, a recent audit found taxicab drivers overcharged tourists on a scenic route to and from the airport to the tune of $15 million last year. >>> well, straight ahead, meet the members of the swat team that descended on the boston marathon suspect while he lay in the boat, not knowing if he was armed or if the boat was booby trapped with explosives. that's coming up next on "first look." come here, boy. ♪ there you go. come on, let's play! [ male announcer ] there's an easier way to protect your dog from dangerous parasites. good boy. fetch! trifexis is the monthly, beef-flavored tablet that prevents heartworm disease, kills fleas and prevents infestations, and treats hook-, round-, and whipworm infections. treatment with fewer than 3 monthly doses after exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete h
the highest cigarette taxes in the country. it also bans smoking in bars, parks and beaches while launching graphic advertising campaigns about the hazards of smoking. smokers of retailers say those restrictions are nannyish and bad for business. it aims at stopping young people from developing a habit that is the leading causes of death. they say the measure would drive younger smokers to neighboring communities t. hearing on the proposal set for may 2nd. i have a funny feeling joe and mika will have more to say about that story. the folk singer guitars who opened the woodstock festival in 1969 died on monday. ♪ sometimes i feel like i'm in time. >> rich chi haven's family said he died of a heart attack a. public mem mofrl is being planned. they say the singer never fully recovered from kidney surgery he suffered from years ago. he may be most famous for the first performer at woodstock. he launched the two day festival with more than two hours of music. havens was 72-years-old. >>> as always, let us know why you are awake. we'll read the best responses a little later in the show. >>> st
be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
's that kind of symbol that a terrorist would look at. and also it's tax day. it's april 15th. and if it's a domestic type of terrorist that hates their government and wants to rebell against it, that's also a symbol as well. i think we'll follow the evidence the way law enforcement people do, being a former da, you only know what you know. and they're sorting those things out. i can tell you this, that the fusion center here where the federal law enforcement people work with the state law enforcement people and the local is one of the finest in the whole country. it's rated that way. and so there's though question in my mind that that group added with the assets of the entire country right now, that the president is calling on, will bring the person responsible to justice. there's that level of confidence right thousand. but it's hard to even go there when you're sitting there, that people that you know, and people that know other people have been injured thin this. three have already lost their lives. it's hard to get past that, but the professionals who are doing their are doing that
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